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Papalani Gelato

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2360 Kiahuna Plantation Dr, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9552
+1 808-742-2663
11:00 - 21:30
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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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76 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

they have amazing flavors like salt ponds, and lilikoi chesecake, it's just pretty amazing in every way, go there everytime, get a 15% off card from puka dog!

Thank Justin W
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Large selection of sugar free and lactose free gelato as well as the regular stuff. We tried it all. It was all really good. I would highly recommend it.

Thank Tim K
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I LOVE gelato and I love Hawaiian fruit flavors. This place combines the two to make it a dream stop for a snack on Kauai. We came back several times to keep trying out the different and unique flavors.

Thank Marti A
Sherman Oaks, CA
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The banana chocolate gelato is awesome AND they have chocolates, too. Didn't like the lillikoi cheesecaske flavor as much as we did the banana chocolate.

Thank fishyak
Anchorage, Alaska
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267 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Papalani Gelato has the potential to be great, but it isn't quite there yet. The parlor is clean and well-kept, the atmosphere is fun, and the service at the counter is excellent (they will happily let you sample until your heart's content), but the gelato itself needs improvement. The consistency is not as creamy as traditional gelato and the flavors... More 

Thank Sarah V
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Went here 4 times in one week. Gelato is excellent. Highly recommend the papalani pie flavour (macadamia, kona coffee, vanilla and choc). Tasted really close to the best gelato places we visited in Italy last spring.

Thank Bob D
Toledo, Ohio
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100 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

This gelato was so fantastic. The chocolate and Salt Ponds flavors were my favorite. The service and price were good. Great place for a quick, yummy treat!

Thank BF2531
Morro Bay, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed the gelato so much I went again a few days later. Really good waffle cups and cones too. So ono!!

Thank RondaRA
Saint Louis, Missouri
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114 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Gelato is ok, but their ice cream (gelato) sandwich is amazing (frozen cookie dough top/bottom and vanilla bean gelato in the center.

Thank John W
Rock Rapids, Iowa
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Where do I start? If you want a refreshing treat this is the place to go! Try the coconut, the strawberry guava, the banana split... Try them all! Really good in a waffle cone!

Thank visitorfromIA

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2360 Kiahuna Plantation Dr, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9552
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Poipu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-742-2663
Papalani Gelato Franchising Company is a family-owned and operated franchisor of handmade Hawaiian style gelato, coffee, and chocolate shops which is dedicated to sharing its hand-crafted artisanal Hawaiian inspired gelato, coffees, and chocolates throughout the state of Hawaii and beyond. Many customers rave that Papalani™ has the best gelato (Italian style ice cream) and best chocolate in the nation.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?